Hannah, Finn, Cameron, Katy and Ru from The Scribblers interview Martin Chilton

On the sixth day of the festival, we had a chance to meet Martin Chilton, journalist and Culture Editor for The Telegraph website. Martin has been hugely involved with the festival, chairing events with the Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman and several others. We had a lovely chat and asked him a few questions, and he seemed really relaxed. We even ended up talking about football!

Quickfire questions:

Q:Glass half full or half empty?

A:Half full.

Q:Text or call?


Q:Notebook or laptop?


Q:Bunkbeds – top or bottom?

A:Definitely top.

General questions:

Q:If you could be any fictional character from a book or film excluding your own, who would it be?

A:I would be WC Fields in The Bank Dick because he is a very funny character.

Q:If you had the day off and money was no object, what would you do?

A:A day by the sea in Sardinia.

Q:If you were PM, what would be the first law you’d pass?

A:Free education for everyone.

Q:If you had a superpower, what would it be?

A:Be able to teleport; it saves time travelling.

Q:What would be your ideal workplace?

A:A hut near the beach.

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